A 20-year-old man has been identified as the motorcyclist who died following a pursuit that ended in a crash in Saugus Wednesday evening.
The Los Angeles County Coroner-Medical Examiner’s Office identified Brayden Madden, of Santa Clarita, in the fatal collision that occurred around 6 p.m. near Bristol Way and Haskell Canyon Road, according to Lt. David Smith.
California Highway Patrol officers had pronounced Madden dead at the scene. As of Thursday morning, a cause of death had yet to be determined, according to Smith.
The incident started near Plum and Bouquet canyon roads, where a motorcyclist was wanted for speeding, according to California Highway Patrol Officer Elizabeth Kravig. The motorcyclist then struck a blue truck, ultimately ending the pursuit and injuring one other person.
“The motorcyclist was wanted for speeding,” she said. “The motorcycle crashed into a car and (the motorcyclist) was pronounced dead at the scene.”
A SigAlert was issued from 7 p.m. through midnight Thursday, prompting street closures for traffic in both directions on Bristol Way and Haskell Canyon Road as law enforcement officials cleared the scene.